Over the last week we have given our time to Black Friday for big box stores, Small Business Saturday to our local shops and Cyber Monday to the online market places. Now is the time to focus on our local artists who work very hard all year to make this holiday season special with unique one-of-a-kind gifts of love. Four local artists would like to invite you to their 2nd Annual Holiday Artisan Studio. These artists come together to bring you beautiful hand crafted items just in time for the holidays.
December 11th – 13th
Hours: 10am – 5pm Daily
Location: 212 S 1st Downtown Montevideo – Next to Java River
Celeste Suter – Creative expression is part of fiber artist Celeste Suter’s life objective. The colors, textures and promise of endless combinations of fibers to create her works of art brings her heart joy. Celeste designs knitting and crochet patterns. She also spins yarn, is a dyer, weaver and felter, and enjoys locker hooking and needle tatting. She utilizes a wide range of fibers including wool, alpaca, llama, silk, camel, bamboo and soy silks, and mohair and wool & cotton fabrics. She opened a studio in Montevideo in Fall 2007, then relocated to Milan in October of 2012. Celeste also is an artist in the yearly Meander, Western Minnesota’s annual art crawl up the Minnesota River Valley. celestialdesignsfiberart – 320-841-1261
J Menden Silver
Jean Menden – I am a silversmith and I make and design jewelry mostly for women….but, I am getting a little bit of a customer base for men’s jewelry. I design and formulate all of my jewelry using traditional methods. I use no molds, casting, clay, or mass production. Jean Menden also shows her craft in the yearly Meander, Western Minnesota’s annual art crawl up the Minnesota River Valley.
www.jmendsensilver.com – jmendensilver – 507-828-0260
John G White – A retired newspaperman who lives at Listening Stones Farm in Clinton Township, I’m active capturing images of the Upper Minnesota’s unique landscapes of prairie, outcrops, wetlands and rivers, along with the wildlife and people who inhabit Minnesota’s western boundary waters. Gallery tours at Listening Stones Farm are available by request, as well as during our yearly Meander in early October, Western Minnesota’s annual art crawl up the Minnesota River Valley. www.johngwhitephotos.com – johngwhitephotos – 320-897-4843
Kristin Noble – There are 2 big things that helped me get started in Leatherworking. I like to sew and I am a huge animal lover! KEN Leatherworks is a culmination of the things I love. I really enjoy creating things from leather. It can be a dog collar, knife sheath or chaps. It is just plan fun to work with leather and create something unique. I have learned that leatherworking is a beautiful art. I know there are a lot of cheaper leather products to be had out there, but it is my goal to create something for you that you will truly cherish and be proud to own a lifetime. Please feel free to contact me with questions or to place an order. I’d love to make something for you!
www.KENleatherworks.com – KenLeatherworks -612-306-3001
MVTV Wireless Your Broadband Internet Service Provider ‘Connecting Rural Minnesota’